Monday, 7 June 2010

Modesty

Oh, if only the French intellectual stars of the C20th had listened to Jean-Jacques:

...I should complete my study by considering the foreign relations of the state, including international law, commerce, the rights of war and conquest, public law, leagues, negotiations, treaties and so forth. But all this would represent a new subject too vast for my weak vision; and I ought always to keep my eyes on fixed matters more within my range.

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